Kongsberg G13 wins the Norway Cup 2023 Fair Play Award

In this year's Norway Cup, the referees have for the first time in history scored all the teams based on Fair Play as part of the match report. The winner of the Fair Play Award is Kongsberg girls 13, the team with the best score and no yellow cards.

The Fair Play Award is a collaboration between Norway Cup, the Norwegian Football Association and KIWI, which focuses on the referee and the referee's decisive role. Starting this year, the Norway Cup has introduced one match host from each team for every single match played for the classes from 13 years and up during the tournament. This is an important measure that contributes to creating a safe and positive experience for everyone at the match - not least the referee. The Fair Play prize consists of a trophy and two jerseys. One is signed by all the artists during the opening concert, the other by all the players during The Match of Values.

- We are very proud of the award, and it is massive to win among well over 2,000 teams, says Kristian Kveseth, coach of Kongsberg's team. - All the club's coaching and team manager courses focus on Fair Play, and the players take refereeing courses regardless of whether they later want to referee.

- Fair Play must have role models. We recruit enough referees, but lose too many, says Terje Hauge, Head of Refereeing at the Norwegian Football Association.

- The theme for this year's Norway Cup is community for equality. We must also have an equal way of dealing with referees. Kongsberg girls 13 stand for a game to follow. Congratulations, says Pål Trælvik, Norway Cup's Secretary General.